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Hiker wants break on health insurance
San Francisco Chronicle

A hiker on the Pacific Crest Trail has a proposal for the health care industry that would save a fortune for Bay Area hikers, bikers and other outdoor athletes on their health insurance costs.

Just as the banking industry gives you a credit score to assess your financial risk, the health industry should give you a medical score to assess your health risk, she said.

“You would then pay for insurance according to your number,” she said. “People who hike or bike, like so many in the Bay Area, who don’t smoke, are in good shape and have good genetics would get a very high score.

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